We setup the crate in the dining room on the table, with the kitty furnishings they are familiar with. I moved them to the crate and they did fabulous! It didn't take them long at all to relax, Rori even showed off her mesmerizing purr!
When relocating cats to new space, it's best to start with a very small room, like a bathroom. That gives them a chance to get familiar with a small space without being overwhelmed by a full house. But sometimes with shy cats, even a bathroom is too big, which was the case with Rori and Diva. So, I reduced the size of their territory to the size of the crate. The sheet over the crate provides cover which makes it feel every safer.
Once in their new space, they explored it and owned it in less than an hour.
Now that the kittens are feeling more at ease, Matt and Holland can spend time reaching in and loving on them. Soon, they will be picking them up and holding them. In no time at all, Matt and Holland will be their safe humans.
As the kittens get more at ease their natural curiosity will take over and they will want to explore their new home more fully. Before I left, Rori was already showing many signs of being curious about the rooms outside her crate.
Rori soaks up the love from Matt
I know I'll sleep better tonight knowing Rori and Diva are comfortable and adjusting to their new home. I'm sure all of us will be sleeping better knowing the kittens are no longer suffering. I'm glad Holland and Matt reached out for help and allowed me to take over their dining room! They will be awesome kitty parents, Diva and Rori have already stollen their hearts!